Monday, August 31, 2009

Q & A

I'm not sure of the best way to answer questions or reply to comments left on my blog, so I'll borrow this format that I've seen on other blogs.

Ruth has left a new comment on your post "New Look 6638 - Girl's Nightgown":

So very sweet! Does this pattern run big? How old is your daughter that you made the size 4? I need to make another nightgown for my daughter and I like this pattern a lot.

Thanks Ruth!  My daughter is 5 years old.  She's a little taller than average and pretty thin.  Right now I'm using the same size patterns for her and my 3.5 year old.  They're the same size across the chest and shoulders.  I just add a lot of length for the older one. 

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Simplicity 3775 - Brown knit dress":

I am about to make this same dress this weekend. It looks great! I wear a 4 in RTW clothing and am trying to decide whether to make the 8 or the 10. I am leaning towards the 10 because I have kind of broad shoulders and I can always take in the sides if I construct it as you did. Any opinion from you? Love your blog.

Perhaps this is too late (just noticed the "this weekend" part of the comment), but if you wear a 4 in RTW, I would start with the 8.  According to the pattern envelope, I should have cut a 12 but actually cut an 8.  I thought the style would look better with less ease rather than more.  I haven't bought RTW clothes in a long time, but I know I'm bigger than a 4.  I wish you success with the pattern!

Amanda S. has left a new comment on your post "Kwik Sew 3453 - Green Fleece Vest":

Cute vest! So, are you a science teacher? Just wondering with all your experiments and hypothesis. :)

Thanks, Amanda!  Actually, I was a high school science teacher before having kids.  I miss the students and the science part, but not the endless preparation and paperwork.

Wayne has left a new comment on your post "Kwik Sew 3422 - Blue Sport Shirt":

Wonderful looking shirt! I am very impressed by the collar. What type of interfacing did you use?

Thanks, Wayne!  I used Pro-Weft Fusible interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply.  This was the first project I used it on and I loved it.  I highly recommend it.  It is more expensive per yard than most other interfacings, but it is 60" wide, the quality is superb and it's really worth it!  For the collar on the sport shirt, I interfaced both sides of the collar band and the upper collar.  I'm using it again on the shirt that I'm working on for my daughter.

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